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Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park

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Address: 73-4786 Kanalani St., #14, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 808-329-6881
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GREAT hiking experience for locals and viisitors!

The park offers ample parking areas, no matter the size of vehicle. The visitor center representative is very helpful, with clean rest areas. There are various areas educating... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The park offers ample parking areas, no matter the size of vehicle. The visitor center representative is very helpful, with clean rest areas. There are various areas educating everyone about Hawaiian culture and geographic information. At the visitor's area, opportunities to purchase a few items to take back home. The hiking is invigorating and it is nature at it's best.... More 

Thank JA M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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277 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 733 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been here several times, sampling different sections of the park. There are 2 main entrances. The Visitor Center is a must-do, to get a map and find out about the site and its history. The trail from the center to the southern shoreline goes over lava and can be quite hot. Another entrance is a bit south on... More 

Thank Honu_Ohana
Roseville, California
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We go here to swim in the warm water and watch the dozens of sea turtles. We use the back gate and park at the north side parking area of the harbor. The beach has tons of sea turtles on the sand or just in the water munching on seaweed. Seems that mostly locals visit as it is out of... More 

Thank Vernon B
Plymouth, Minnesota
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39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We first stopped to check the site out and to use the restrooms. We returned later in the day and were told about the beach area (part of the site) nearby. We were most impressed with the staff at the display/shop area...they were very pleasant and helpful. The beach area...three rights out of the parking lot and then thru the... More 

Thank Richard B
Avon Lake, Ohio
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just a few feet off the main road south to Kona. The parking area is just a few feet from the visitor center and a short walk with interpretive signs about how the area was used by native Hawaiians before the arrival of Europeans. If you drive a few hundred feet further to the harbor / marina entrance... More 

Thank Kay S
Stavanger, Norway
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208 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a little hard to find, and I am glad it is. A very beautiful place, sheltered, lovely sand. Old historical fish traps. Lots of turtles. Magical!

Thank Arnt78
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The park is not as big and you can finishing walking around in 20 minutes. However, if you are into history and only have a light amount of tour on that day, it is definitely one of the place to go. Its right next to lava and you sometimes can see turtle roaming around. Not far from the park, there... More 

1 Thank Yan Z
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place!! Only problem was I didn`t get to see all of it because my elderly mother was with me. Highly recommend it.

Thank Minka E
Seattle, Washington
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58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw turtles everywhere, sunning on the beach, and it was a nice little swimming spot. The hike wasn't great though - hot and no changes of scene. Bite Me Cafe at the marina was a refreshing lunch spot afterwards.

1 Thank lovestotravel376
china grove, nc
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you love seeing nature in its best. You will absolutely love this beach. Turtles are everywhere. Such an unusual section of beach where the turtles come ashore. Was the perfect ending to our vacation.

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